Degrees and Certifications:
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
A little about me:
I received my BA from the University of Notre Dame and my Masters from St. John’s College. Both of these degrees are in Liberal Studies, an integrated course of study rooted in the Great Books tradition focused on literature and philosophy and a seminar method of teaching and learning. I received my teaching certification, as well as a Masters degree in Teaching, from Wayne State University. I have been a teacher for over 15 years and I love what I do.
I believe that books can be more than simply entertaining; at their best, books can be edifying. Thoughtful reading leads one to make connections within the text and from the text to one’s self; and ultimately, from one’s self to humankind. Literature allows us to move from the particular to the universal and back again. It is through the study of great literature that we grapple with what it means to be human, with the bigger questions of life, the world and our place in it.